|Birth: ||Dec. 30, 1915|
|Death: ||Feb. 28, 2000|
Cecil, born in Hale Center, Texas, lived in Riverside 54 years.
He graduated from Hale Center High School in 1934 and Western Blind Rehabilitation Center in Palo Alto in 1998.
He joined the United States Army Air Corps and served for 30 years before he retired from the United States Air Force in 1969 as a master sergeant. He was selected as Airman of the Year at Norton Air Force Base in 1953.
During World War II, he survived the Bataan Death March and was a prisoner of war for 3 1/2 years. He attended POW conventions for many years and one year visited Philippine prisons where wartime prisoners were held. He was awarded the Purple Heart with an oak leaf cluster.
Most recently he was a service technician for Elmer J. Woods Co. in Riverside for 10 years.
He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9223, American Legion Post 289 in Corona, the Elks Lodge, Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite and the Shriners.
He enjoyed fishing, reading and golf.
He was survived by his wife, Jinks; a daughter, Debra Carroll; two sons, Monty Bird and Vance Newell; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Opal Williams.
Carroll Bird (1887 - 1958)
Eunice Edna Coffey Bird (1890 - 1972)
Edna Juanita Nicholson Bird (1920 - 1977)*
Monty Carroll Bird (1947 - 2004)*
Opal Gladys Bird Williams (1912 - 2007)*
Kathleen Bird (1914 - 1963)*
Cecil Carroll Bird (1915 - 2000)
MSGT US AIR FORCE WORLD WAR II, KOREA
Riverside National Cemetery
Plot: Section 7 Site 574
Created by: jrrmr910
Record added: Oct 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 78565950
Added by: Anonymous